5 bold Minnesota Vikings predictions for Week 17 vs. the Green Bay Packers

Minnesota Vikings rookie quarterback Jaren Hall
Minnesota Vikings rookie quarterback Jaren Hall / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
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The Minnesota Vikings will go for their first season sweep over the Green Bay Packers since 2017 when they square off on Sunday night in a Week 17 matchup.

The Minnesota Vikings will look to keep their playoff hopes alive and earn their first season sweep over the Green Bay Packers since 2017 when they take the field on Sunday night, but a matchup with Green Bay is much different than it was back in October.

The Vikings appeared to be ascending when they walked into Lambeau Field on October 29 and jumped ahead to a 24-3 lead. With Minnesota’s defense improving, Kirk Cousins threw the ball all over the field before he dropped back and tore his Achilles.

The injury has sent the Vikings scrambling to find a quarterback, and rookie Jaren Hall will make his second career start as he looks to save the team's season.

But Minnesota isn't the only team that looks different from the previous meeting.

Jordan Love has caught fire over the second half of the season and had the Packers in playoff contention until a pair of brutal losses to the New York Giants and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Although both teams are still in the hunt, they’ll both need to win Sunday’s game and get a little bit of help to earn one of the NFC’s final playoff spots.

In this article, we’ll make five bold predictions to see who comes out alive and what it could mean as they head into the final two weeks of the regular season.

So let's get into the first prediction, which has to do with the rookie quarterback who will be starting for Minnesota on Sunday.